Is your citation record in Web of Science (or the moral equivalent) perfectly correct? Or are there errors?
If there are errors, are they insignificant (not worth correcting) or significant?
If there are significant errors, have you done anything about it? (Or will you?) It is possible to request a data correction using a form provided on the Web of Science website.
There is one particular paper of mine that is particularly prone to being cited in various and sundry ways. In fact, the citations for this paper are strewn about in so many different apparent titles in my citation report that, were the errors to be fixed and the citations combined, my h-index would increase (gasp). There are other errors as well, mostly because authors citing my work used an incorrect volume, page, or year, but most of these errors do not affect my h-index.
Should I try to fix the errors, or, at least, the one that would affect my h-index? Would you, if you were (or are) in this same situation?
8 years ago